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    Gents,

    Away from home at the moment. Looking for details surrounding the deaths of the following, any information most welcome.

    P/O John F Cooke 168830 (pilot) RAFVR died 01.03.1944
    Sgt Reginald H Hollis 1331977 (pilot) RAFVR 17.06.1943
    F/O Basil Wykes 68775 (Instructor) RAFVR 14.08.1942

    Regards

    Steve
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    Hello,

    Re: WYKES:

    http://www.rafcommands.com/forum/showthread.php?6328-Unaccunted-airmen-14-8-1942

    HOLLIS:

    Spitfire Ia X4914 - COCK O' THE NORTH.

    On 17 June 1943, X4914, of No.58 OTU, was involved in a collision with P7978 during section aerobatics and crashed at Sanchie, near Allon, Clackmannan. Sgt Reginald Harold Edwin HOLLIS 1331977, aged 19, of Bexleyheath, was buried in Section E, grave 1142, Bexleyheath Cemetery, Kent, but Flg Off N. Edwards baled out safely from P7978, which was burnt out.

    See:
    Gifts of War/Boot & Sturtivant. p.113.

    and...

    COOKE:

    http://www.rafcommands.com/forum/showthread.php?11013-Pilot-Officer-F.J-Cooke

    http://forum.12oclockhigh.net/showthread.php?t=25870

    Col.
    Last edited by COL BRUGGY; 27th December 2012 at 11:33.

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    Col,

    A belated thank you.

    Happy New Year,

    Steve
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